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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Chief Beck Announce 9th Consecutive Year of Crime Reduction in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck today announced the City's 2011 year-end crime statistics that showed violent crime and property crime were reduced across Los Angeles for the 9th consecutive year.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Milestone in Clean Truck Program at Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Delivering on his promise to reduce pollution at the Port of Los Angeles and protect public health, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today marked a major milestone in the Clean Truck Program. The program required all trucks at the Port of Los Angeles to meet the toughest environmental standards in the nation by January 1, 2012.

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on String Of L.A. Arson Fires

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Villaraigosa released the following statement on Monday on the string of arson fires in Los Angeles: Over the past few days we have been faced with an ongoing series of arson fires committed by an individual with wanton disregard for the lives and property of Angelenos. Thankfully, there have been no lives lost to these criminal acts and only minor injuries to date.

Calif. Governor Brown Appoints Six to Los Angeles County Superior Court

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday announced the appointments of Kerry R. Bensinger, Michelle Williams Court, Holly J. Fujie, Michael Garcia, Roberto Longoria and Michael J. Raphael to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Enforcement Of City Hall Park Closure

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At approximately 12:30 a.m., the LAPD began enforcing the closure of City Hall Park after giving those in the park a final opportunity to leave without facing arrest.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Temporary Closure Of City Hall Park – Free Speech Area Will Remain Open

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced at a Friday press conference that City Hall Park will close at 12:01 AM on Monday, November 28, 2011, because the City of Los Angeles cannot maintain the public safety of a long-term encampment. During the period when City Hall Park is closed, a Free Speech area on the Spring Street City Hall steps will remain open during regular park hours.

Pin-Ups for Ron Paul 2012 calendar produced by Los Angeles singer-writer-director Juliet Annerino has arrived

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 'Pin-Ups for Ron Paul' 2012 calendar produced by Los Angeles singer/writer/director Juliet Annerino has arrived. This sexy collection of female activists is the most innovative way to spread the message of presidential candidate Ron Paul!

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Paseo Del Mar Landslide

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement today regarding the landslide along Paseo Del Mar: On Sunday afternoon, a portion of the previously closed Paseo Del Mar between S. Western Avenue and S. Weymouth Avenue, in the San Pedro area, experienced a significant landslide. A section of the closed road slid off the hill and into the ocean.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Participates In U.S.-Mexico Binational Mayors Summit

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and United States Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sanchez hosted mayors and business leaders at the US-Mexico Binational Mayors Summit on Friday.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Delivers Major Address On 'Building A More Livable City'

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a major address on Building a More Livable City on Wednesday, highlighting the concrete steps his administration has taken in the face of the Great Recession to build a better, more livable city for generations to come.

Calif. Governor Brown Celebrates Grand Opening of CODA's Global Headquarters in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined business leaders and elected officials for the grand opening of CODA's global headquarters in Los Angeles. CODA is a clean energy technology company and a leading developer of electric vehicles and energy strorage. It is one of the fastest growing companies in the Los Angeles area.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Welcomes Google to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday welcomed Google, Inc., to the City of Los Angeles. Google is moving 500 jobs which had been spread across three facilities in the City of Santa Monica and consolidating them into one campus located just a few blocks from Venice Beach in the City of Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council on Friday officially commenced American Indian Heritage Month and honored the...
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces the Launch of The Los Angeles Regional Export Council

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the launch of the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) on Monday, a public-private...

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa: 3-Year Tax Holiday On New Businesses Should Never Expire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Speaking to the United Chamber of Commerce Annual Mayor's Luncheon in Woodland Hills, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said for the first time on Tuesday that the three-year tax holiday on new businesses that he implemented in 2010 should never expire. The policy is currently set to expire in 2012.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Council President Garcetti Announce Los Angeles' First Annual Nonprofit Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday joined City Council President Eric Garcetti in Council Chambers to declare the City of Los Angeles' first annual Nonprofit Day. The event was organized by the Mayor's Office of Strategic Patnerships and featured organizations including Peace Over Violence, City Year, Downtown Women's Center and Conservation Corps.
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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Signs Low Impact Development Ordinance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an ordinance into law last Friday that will drastically improve the way Los Angeles deals with its stormwater. The Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance calls for development and redevelopment projects to manage the stormwater in a way that helps clean it and re-use it.

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Applauds Obama Adminstration's Acceleration of Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Project

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement on Tuesday about the Obama Administration’s announcement that the Crenshaw/LAX light...

Class Action Suit Filed Against 'Barkworks' Claiming Pet Stores Deceived Consumers About Selling Dogs from Alleged Puppy Mills

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This morning, the national non-profit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed suit in California Superior Court in Los...

‘Questing for Uberjoy,’ a New Book from Konrad Ventana, Takes the Reader to New Heights of Action, and Adventure

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Just Released: Konrad Ventana's 'Questing for Uberjoy' (ISBN: 978-1-46202-953-2) is now available as Hardcover, Softcover, and eBook versions. In this stunning new novel, Ventana sweeps the reader off into a world of high drama and adventure in the remote Himalayan mountains of Nepal and Tibet where lofty ideals clash with the myth of the conquering hero until nothing, not even the evening stars, will ever appear quite the same.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Streamline Environmental Review and Fast-Track Job Creation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Taking action to fast-track the creation of thousands of jobs, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday signed legislation to streamline environmental review for key construction projects. The two bills, signed during a ceremony at the proposed site of the Farmers Field stadium, are expected to drive hundreds of millions in economic investment while ensuring all projects meet California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) criteria.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Accelerate NFL Stadium/Convention Project Development Promises Thousands of Jobs in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 292 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law will accelerate the approval process for an NFL football stadium and a modernized convention center in downtown Los Angeles.

California Senate Approves Padilla's Los Angeles NFL Stadium Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The State Senate today gave final legislative approval to SB 292 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill will help bring a new stadium and convention center to downtown Los Angeles and create more than 23,000 jobs, including 12,000 jobs during the construction process and another 11,000 permanent jobs when finished. The legislation now goes to the Governor for his signature.

Calif. Senator Alex Padilla and Speaker John Perez Announce L.A. Stadium and Convention Center Legislation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ --Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) were joined by business and labor leaders at a press briefing today to announce legislation that could bring a new sports arena and convention center to downtown Los Angeles.

Mayors Unveil USCM Common Sense Jobs Plan Before Labor Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- During a time of historic unemployment and stagnant job growth, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Vice President Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Second Vice President Mesa (AZ) Mayor Scott Smith released the USCM Common Sense Jobs Plan.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Kicks Off Second Year of Fashion's Night Out

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Villaraigosa today announced the second year of Fashion's Night Out, a City-driven program to help spur consumer spending and generate revenue for Los Angeles.

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Welcomes New Farmers Insurance Facility That Benefits From Citywide Development Reform Efforts

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilmember Dennis Zine, and city officials joined Farmers Insurance representatives to welcome the company to their new Woodland Hills facility that directly benefited from the City's recent development reform efforts.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Major Solar Installation Project In Central Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Ron Nichols, Dr. Walter Jayasinghe and city officials on Friday celebrated the completion of a major solar panel installation project in central Los Angeles.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa to Film Industry: Let's Keep Los Angeles The Entertainment Capital of the World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today participated in a roundtable discussion at Variety headquarters with film production and location managers to highlight the cost-saving opportunities and film-friendly policies the City has implemented to keep production in Los Angeles.

L.A. Mayor Challenges Sacramento to Take On Prop. 13 Reform To Increase Education Funding and Train California's Future Workforce

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With California facing a deficit of one million college degree holders in 2025, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a speech to the Sacramento Press Club on Tuesday about the need to invest in California's education system to train our future workforce and keep our state globally competitive.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Appoints Rafael Bernardino To Board Of Fire And Police Pension Commissioners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of Rafael Bernardino to the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners on Monday.

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Gaye Williams As New Chief Of Staff

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today he has appointed Gaye Williams as his new Chief of Staff. Williams, who has served as Senior Managing Director in the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy as well as Deputy Mayor for Intergovernmental Relations to Mayor Richard Riordan, will serve as Chief of Staff for the remainder of Mayor Villaraigosa’s term.

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Signing Of New Project Labor Agreement At The Port Of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilmember Janice Hahn, Los Angeles Harbor Commission President Cindy Miscikowski and labor leaders...

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Retirement of Chief Millage Peaks

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement Tuesday, on the retirement of Los Angeles Fire Chief...
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Appoints Sung Won Sohn To The Board Of Harbor Commissioners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of Dr. Sung Won Sohn to the Board of Harbor...

Long Beach Welcomes U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program Participants from Latin America

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Partnering with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the International Visitors Council of...
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On City's Largest 'Operation Pothole'

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Tony Cardenas filled a pothole at the intersection of Gilmore and Cedros streets...
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa To The Small Business Community: Los Angeles Is Dedicated To Your Needs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa issued a statement today urging small business owners to take advantage of the unprecedented...
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Urges Los Angeles Unified School District To Implement Partnership For Los Angeles' Schools Parent Engagement Initiatives District-Wide

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa issued the following statement on Tuesday (May 17) urging the Los Angeles Unified School...
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Los Angeles' Latest Step Towards Becoming The Cleanest, Greenest Big City In The Nation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement after meeting with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The two met...

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Kicks Off Asian And Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined by members of City Council and the Asian and Pacific Islander American community, on...
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Chief Beck And Chief Centeno Announce Enhanced Security Measures At LAX

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck and LAWA Police Chief George Centeno announced on Thursday...

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, LAPD Announce Third Year of Citywide Gun Buyback Initiative

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, gang intervention and prevention service providers, and...

Santa Monica Welcomes U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program Participants at Westside Global Mixer

Santa Monica, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Partnering with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the International Visitors Council of...

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement regarding the President's news tonight that Osama bin Laden has been...
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Statements From L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa and Council President Garcetti on Ratification of Pension and Healthcare Agreement by a Majority of Coalition...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Council President Eric Garcetti issued the following statements today on the ratification of the...
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces New Construction at LAX Will Generate Nearly 40,000 Local Jobs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilmembers Hahn, LaBonge and Rosendahl, and Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey announced...

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On The Retirement Of Ramon Cortines

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement on the retirement of LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines: “On behalf...

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on the Retirement of Austin Beutner

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement on the retirement of First Deputy Mayor and CEO of...
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L.A. Mayor To Teachers: Let's Create A Contract That Puts Students First And Teachers At The Center Of Reform

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Villaraigosa delivered his sixth State of the City Address at Jefferson High School today, where he outlined...

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